I know that macbook friendly backpacks have been the topic of a few threads here, but the ones I have looked through all had links that were out of date and bags that were no longer available. I am starting graduate school in the fall (law school) and have been informed that I'll have a ton of heavy books to carry around (I am going to do the best that I can with studying on campus as to not have to carry a lot of heavy books around...). I am looking for a good backpack that will offer good protection for a 13" macbook (I'm weary of backpacks that say they fit laptops up to 17" as the compartment is likely too big for the 13"er). I like the idea of the laptop sleeve being in the middle of the back, not right up against my back and not having books in front of it... My second issues is I'm a 5 foot tall, under 100lb female. A LOT of the bags out there are just too big and look redic on me. I know that to some extent I need a big back as I need to be able to fit books but I guess I dont want it to look that big- a lot of the bags I've found are fit for men. So are there any small female students out there with any suggestions? I liked the STM revolution but heard reports of it breaking? I saw some northface ones that looked good but the pictures of the laptop sleeve didn't look like they offered a lot of protection?